Monday, May 6, 2013

Boston Strong

On Sunday we went into Boston for the first time since the Boston Marathon tragedy three weeks ago. It was a beautiful New England spring day.

The tulips were at their peek & created splashes of color everywhere.

Although, Boston is, of course, the same city it has always been, it has changed too. The tragic events of April 15th have produced an enormous ground swell of emotion & has brought out some of the best this city has to offer.

Boston has seen an out pouring of love & compassion, strength, bravery & pride in our city like never before.

We have all been moved by the many acts of courage & selfless acts of kindness that we have witnessed in the face of this adversity.

In Copley Square, just steps from where the events took place, there is a continuing growing memorial. There are flowers, candles, notes of sympathy, signs of pride in the city we love, & because this so affected the running community, there are many pairs of running shoes.

These gestures of sympathy & simple expressions of sorrow are very touching to see.

Shop windows are also displaying signs expressing their commitment to the community. Perhaps Talbots, a Boston based company, was able to best state what all Bostonians are felling right now.

As we heal, I hope that we will also be able to hold on to the good that we have found within ourselves & our city.


  1. Hi, Sally
    I am so glad to know that Boston has recovered from that adversity. I love to see the window displaying. I believe that those tulips color Boston, easing the local people.

  2. Lovingly written. A young friend of mine is from Watertown and she has been hit hard emotionally. Thank you for sharing.